Naval Ravikant on Happiness, Reducing Anxiety, Crypto Stablecoins, and Crypto Strategy (#473)

Naval Ravikant (@naval) is the co-founder and chairman of AngelList. You can subscribe to Naval, his podcast on wealth and happiness, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Proper examination should destroy the life that youre presently living. It ought to trigger you to leave relationships. It should trigger you to reestablish boundaries with relative and with coworkers. It must trigger you to stop your job … If it doesnt do that, its not genuine evaluation. You cant create the brand-new life in which you will not have the stress and anxiety if it does not come connected with destruction of your present life.
— Naval Ravikant

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How to Get Rich (without Getting Lucky)|Naval, Twitter.

Samurai: A Brief Guide to Samurai Culture|InsideJapan Tours.

TFRH: Meditation, Mindset, and Mastery|The Tim Ferriss Show # 201.

What is Science?|Richard Feynman.

” Imagine How Effective You Would Be If You Werent Anxious All the Time.”|Naval, Twitter.

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Scientific Method|Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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The Power of Myth– The Heros Adventure with Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers|The Tim Ferriss Show # 456.

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The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness by Naval Ravikant, Edited by Eric Jorgenson.

Jamie Foxx on Workout Routines, Success Habits, and Untold Hollywood Stories|The Tim Ferriss Show # 124.

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An Intuitive Explanation of Solomonoff Induction|Less Wrong.

” Meditation: The Art of Doing Nothing”|Naval, Twitter.

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” Youre Not Going to Get Rich Renting Out Your Time. You Must Own Equity, a Piece of a Business, to Gain Your Financial Freedom.”

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” Its Much Easier to Bullshit at the Macro-Level Than It Is to Bullshit at the Micro-Level.”|Nassim Nicholas Taleb via Naval, Twitter.

Warren Buffett Spends 8 Hours a Week Playing the Only Game at Which He May Be Better than Bill Gates|CNBC MakeIt.

A Brief History of the Grand Unified Theory of Physics|Nautilus.

Psychedelics– Microdosing, Mind-Enhancing Methods, and More|The Tim Ferriss Show # 377.

Solomonoff Prediction and Occams Razor|Philosophy of Science.

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The Lion of Olympic Weightlifting, 62-Year-Old Jerzy Gregorek (Also Featuring: Naval Ravikant)|The Tim Ferriss Show # 228.

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The Mysterious/Unsolvable Zen Koans– Henry Shukman, Associate Master of Sanbo Zen|The Kevin Rose Show.

The Quiet Master of Cryptocurrency– Nick Szabo|The Tim Ferriss Show # 244.

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Naval Ravikant on Meditation|TUANVC.

The Evolution of Anxiety: Why We Worry and What to Do About It|James Clear.

” The Opposite of Education Is Not Ignorance; It Is Education in Social Science.”|Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Twitter.

People of Mentors– Naval Ravikant, Susan Cain, and Yuval Noah Harari|The Tim Ferriss Show # 442.

” Understand That Ethical Wealth Creation Is Possible. Naval, Twitter.

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” What Do You Care What Other People Think?”: Further Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard P. Feynman.

Naval Ravikant on Happiness Hacks and the 5 Chimps Theory|The Tim Ferriss Show # 136.

The Person I Call Most for Startup Advice|The Tim Ferriss Show # 97.

Richard Feynman on How His Father Taught Him about What Is Most Important|Brain Pickings.

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Stablecoin Definition|Investopedia.

Subprime Mortgage Crisis|Federal Reserve History.

Direct Truth: Uncompromising, Non-Prescriptive Truths to the Enduring Questions of Life by Kapil Gupta.

Trust Makes the Difference Against the Coronavirus|The Atlantic.

The Tao of Seneca: Practical Letters from a Stoic Master by Seneca.

Crypto Stablecoins: Choose Between Blowup Risk, Censorship Risk, and Fraud Risk|Naval, Twitter.

What Is DeFi?|CoinDesk.

Electronic Front Running: Another Goldman-Dominated Fraud|HuffPost.

How Swiss Bank Accounts Work|The Balance.

Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation by Stephen Mitchell.

What is Inbox Zero?|Flow-e.

Vasisthas Yoga by Swami Venkatesananda.

Chances of Monkeys Randomly Typing Hamlet or Shakespeare


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” The Reason to Win the Game Is So That You Can Be Free of It.”|Naval, Twitter.

” The First Rule of Handling Conflict Is: Dont Hang Around People Who Constantly Engage in Conflict.”|Navalmanack.

Covid-19 Economy Fuels Faith in Crypto: Trust In Bitcoin Over Banks Increased 3X Since 2017|Bitcoin News.

What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)|Harvard Business Review.

” All Self-Help Boils Down to “Choose Long-Term over Short-Term.”|Naval, Twitter.

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Bitcoin Maximalism|Investopedia.

” Not Wanting Something Is as Good as Having It.”|Liad Shababo, Twitter.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb by means of Naval, Twitter.

Limited and Infinite Games by James Carse.

Quantum Computers and Cryptocurrencies|Binance Academy.

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Investor Prospects for 2020 and the Wall Street Casino|Forbes.

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Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones Would Buy More Bitcoin If He Really Understands It, Says Microstrategy CEO|News Bitcoin News.

Wisdoms Folly: The Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living|The Guardian.

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” The Modern Devil Is Cheap Dopamine.”|Naval, Twitter.

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Does Naval still concur to do this podcast– in spite of decreasing to look like a visitor on others– in hopes of catching Podcast of the Year laurels that were nabbed from his grasp by Jamie Foxx the very first time around?
Who is the individual currently included on Navals Twitter profile, and how has he influenced us (and many others)?
Why theres no such thing as science with a capital S, and what the peevish Nassim Taleb recently stated about what he considers to be the opposite of education, and what its easier to macro than micro.
The issues that occur– in people and in AI– when jargon masquerades as understanding, and where the most practical life lessons are actually learned.
How to get abundant (without getting lucky).
In what ways has Navals own journey followed the abovementioned tenets of getting abundant without getting fortunate, and why are get-rich-quick plans for losers?
Where do most of Navals personal, pithy tweets take type? Example: “Imagine how effective you would be if you werent anxious all the time.”.
How has Naval discovered to handle and take control of his own anxiety?
What should correct meditation offer us the power to do?
The theorists Naval reads before he goes to bed.
How Naval attempts to process the thoughts that go through his head when hes practicing meditation.
What Navals everyday meditation practice normally appears like, and why he considers it “sheer pleasure” even if he cant describe in words exactly what “it” is.
Where might someone thinking about taking a look at the viewpoint that inspires Naval begin?
Naval and I agree that the reading of philosophy is especially reliable as a way to counter the hazardous results of social networks and existing occasions.
” Crypto stablecoins: select in between blowup danger, censorship risk, and fraud risk.” What does this recent, cryptic tweet from Naval suggest, and why does Naval believe that cryptocurrency has the possible to be “a whole new casino thats much better than Wall Street” in decentralized financing?
How might an absolute beginner make an informed entryway into the world of cryptocurrency?
How might cryptocurrency be utilized in the real life for practical purposes like paying rent, buying food, or working with a specialist to put a new deck on your house?
What does Naval view as the future of cryptocurrency as it gets adopted increasingly more by traditional investors?
What does all truly effective self-help come down to?
If the modern-day Devil is low-cost dopamine, what was the ancient Devil? Some musings on the substance interest of long-term thinking.
Why its crucial to create relationships with individuals who do not make your interactions look like a task. Or, as Naval says, “The very first guideline of handling dispute is: dont spend time individuals who constantly take part in dispute.”.
The reason to win the game is so that you can be devoid of it. However what is the video game, what does it require devoid of it, and is the type in recognizing that not wanting something is as good as having it?
This quote from Richard Feynman reminds me of Naval: “The very first principle is that you need to not fool yourself, and you are the easiest individual to deceive.” How does Naval make every effort to guarantee hes not deceiving himself, and what did he find out from a man named Craig in Thailand about picking happiness?
Parting ideas.